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Vase with figured top from Ghana. Named 'kuduo', physical support for 'n'toro' is associated with private cult of royal and common families. It contained the offerings to deities and ancestors during purification ceremonies. It was also a sacred case for royal treasures in the 'barim' mausoleum. In the 16th century the 'dioulas' merchants used this object, cast in Egypt and covered with Arabic inscriptions, as a basin for ablutions before the prayer. The 'Akan' took its shape, and enriched it with symbolic and proverbial meaning. Copper alloy cast by lost-wax process, 27.5 x 24 x 23.5 cm; 4132 g. Inv: 71.1965.17.1. Photo: Patrick Gries/Valérie Torre.
Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac/Paris/France
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© musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY
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